New Scotland Yard
Anis Abid Sardar has been remanded in custody, charged with manufacturing IEDs in Iraq (Reuters)

Suspected London bomb manufacturer Anis Abid Sardar wanted to kill coalition soldiers in Iraq, a court has heard.

Sardar, 37, was arrested on Tuesday at his home on Wembley, north London, by counter terrorism officers. He has been accused of plotting to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the wartorn country in 2007.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrate Court today charged with conspiracy to murder on or before 22 November 2007, and one count of conspiring to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life or property in Iraqi province Al Anbar.

The father-of-one spoke only to confirm his name before he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 3 October.